Introducing the Cutwater 26 and Cutwater 28

Monday, December 20, 2010
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Cutwater Boats is a new line of trailerable, pilothouse cruisers being introduced by Fluid Motion, LLC, the designers and builders of the popular line of Ranger Tugs. A Cutwater 26 and Cutwater 28 will be the first two models built and their express style and innovative hull design provide flexibility for fishing, entertaining and cruising.

The introduction of a new line of boats comes at a time when the marine industry continues to rebound from hard economic times but Fluid Motion, a family-operated boat building business since 1958, saw an opportunity to build an efficient, trailerable cruising boat that will offer stability and faster cruising of up to 25 knots thanks to its patented Keel Stepped Hull.

The Keel Stepped Hull is a blend of a semi-displacement hull shape with reverse chines and a keel which provides superb handling performance. A high pressure bump in the hull allows the engine to be mounted low in the hull contributing to a low center of gravity and when combined with the prop pocket keeps the Cutwater’s draft at just 28 inches. The low engine mount also creates a shallow six degree shaft angle allowing for more net thrust with less horsepower which translates into greater fuel efficiency. This combination of design details contributes to stability, speed and fuel economy.  

Cutwater 26 (CW26) Specifications:
Length, o.a. (molded)    25.6 ft
Length, o.a. (rigged with swim & pulpit)    30.1 ft
Bridge clearance (with folded mast)    9.1 ft
Beam    8.6 ft
Draft    28 inches
Fuel capacity    80 gal
Water capacity    40 gal
Holding tank capacity    30 gal
Weight (dry)    5,900 lbs
Engine    Yanmar 4BY2 180 HP

Cutwater 28 (CW28) Specifications:
Length, o.a. molded    28 ft
Length, o.a. rigged (with swim & pulpit)        32.3 ft
Bridge clearance (with folded mast)    9.1 ft
Beam    8.5 ft
Draft    28 inches
Fuel capacity    100 gal
Water capacity    40 gal
Holding tank capacity     30 gal
Weight (dry)    6,400 lbs
Engine    Yanmar 6BY2 260 HP
Base price    $169,937

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